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Chevron Leads Energy Sector with Breakout $CVX

by Arthur Hill

Chevron appears to be ending its correction and resuming its bigger uptrend with a five-day surge and breakout. The stock surged to a 52-week high in December and then retraced 61.8% of the prior advance with a decline into April... Read More 

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The Best Industry Within The Best Sector Awaits Its Next Breakout

by Tom Bowley

You might find it surprising, but healthcare (XLV, +15.51%) has posted the best six month performance among all sectors - even technology (XLK, +14.10%). All five industry groups within healthcare have gained 10% or more in the past six months with medical supplies ($DJUSMS, +23... Read More 

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Scott's Fertilizer $SMG Is Top Dressing The Chart

by Greg Schnell

Scott's Fertilizer (SMG) has been hyped as a marijuana-related play for all those investors interested in the Cannabis trade. But even for non-cannabis focused investors, Scott's has some real nice seasonality that might make an excellent topdress to help green up your portfolio... Read More 

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Tractor Supply May Have Set A Bottom

by Tom Bowley

The NASDAQ 100 has been quite strong in 2017, but it's not because of Tractor Supply's (TSCO) performance... Read More 

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Illumina Makes a Bid to End its Correction

by Arthur Hill

Biotech stocks are leading the market with the Biotech iShares (IBB) and Biotech SPDR (XBI) hitting 52-week highs this week. Even though Illumina (ILMN) is lagging its benchmarks a bit, it is firming at support and could be poised to end its correction... Read More 

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Morgan Stanley (MS) Rings The New Highs Alarm

by Greg Schnell

Morgan Stanley (MS) has been consolidating for a while, but today, the stock broke out to new highs. The chart looks great with the SCTR moving into the top quartile and the Relative Strength is moving to new highs... Read More 

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The Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) Consolidates

by Greg Schnell

The Ultimate Software Group has been working into a major consolidation over the last year. On Friday it pushed to a new intraday high, and today it is trying to push higher again... Read More 

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Biotechs Surge Again To New Highs

by Tom Bowley

Biotechnology stocks ($DJUSBT) are among the best performing stocks since the beginning of June with an approximate 16% gain over the past seven weeks. It's not unusual for biotechs to remain on a tear for an extended period of time so pullbacks should be considered for entry... Read More 

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Which metals hold the most value at the moment?

by Julius de Kempenaer

The above Relative Rotation Graph holds the main commodity groups (BCOM family) and uses the Bloomberg Commodity Index as the benchmark. The opposite directions in the rotations of Industrial metals ($BCOMINTR) and Precious metals ($BCOMPRTR) stand out for me... Read More 

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Adobe (ADBE) Processes New Highs Again

by Greg Schnell

Adobe (ADBE) continues to find new ways to hit the new highs list. Recently I have been using some of Adobe's online forms and have been amazed by all the interesting software application techniques... Read More 

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Hortonworks (HDP) Hears The Howl Of Fresh Highs

by Greg Schnell

HortonWorks (HDP) had its initial public offering a few years ago. The first year was a sell off, the second year built a base and in May, HDP broke out to fresh 52-week highs for the first time ever. After consolidating around the breakout level of $12... Read More 

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Texas Roadhouse Might Whet Your Appetite

by Tom Bowley

When money begins rotating to defense in a big way, I look for topping patterns in the market. But when we're in the midst of a full-fledged bull market - as we are now - I'd much rather search for stocks in bullish continuation patterns... Read More 

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Xylem (XYL) Breaks Out To New Highs

by Greg Schnell

Xylem (XYL) specializes in water technology and spent this week pushing to new highs. This breakout looks good as it moves above a zone of resistance that has been in place for nine months... Read More 

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A FOREX pair trade idea from Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graph above shows the relative rotation, on a weekly basis, for the G10 currencies using the USD as the base. For a better understanding of how to use RRGs to monitor currency rotation please refer to this blog article on the subject... Read More 

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Expeditors International (EXPD) Keeps The Wheels Rolling

by Greg Schnell

Expeditors International (EXPD) is a Large-Cap stock with a consistent chart pushing to new highs year after year. With all the attention to charts that swing and sway, this one seems to have a consistent trend of delivery shareholder profits... Read More 

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Lithium ETF (LIT) Gets A Spark At 10 WMA

by Greg Schnell

The Lithium ETF has been climbing for a while, but recently it broke above some significant long term resistance. The chart is breaking out above the 4-year base at $28 and the current bounce looks set to push it to new 5 year highs leaving the base behind... Read More 

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Life Insurance Index Breaks To All-Time High; Check Out This Stock

by Tom Bowley

Higher treasury yields ($TNX) are feared in some parts of the stock market like utilities (XLU), but not in others - especially in banking ($DJUSBK) and life insurance ($DJUSIL) where profits tend to soar during periods of rising interest rates... Read More 

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Healthcare Is Entering A New Period Of Relative Strength

by Tom Bowley

Bull markets are comprised of rotating sector strength and bullishness. On a relative basis, healthcare (XLV) was a laggard during 2009 and 2010 before outperforming in a major way from 2011 through 2015... Read More 

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Goldman Goes for a Breakout $GS

by Arthur Hill

Goldman Sachs (GS) appears to be ending its correction as it bounces off the rising 200-day moving average. The chart shows GS hitting a 52-week high in March and then declining into June... Read More 

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A Bullish Failure Swing for RSI on XLE

by Arthur Hill

The Energy SPDR (XLE) continues to firm after an extended decline and RSI could trigger a bullish signal this week. On the price chart, XLE shows signs of stabilization with an outside reversal five weeks ago and an inside week last week... Read More 

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Semiconductors: Goodbye or a Good Buy?

by Tom Bowley

The Dow Jones U.S. Semiconductors Index ($DJUSSC) is an extremely volatile index. When this index is trending higher, there aren't too many better places to be invested. But when the fire goes out, you want to run, not walk, for the exits... Read More